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June 25, 2013

Bags of Supplies

by kelseylim

When Keela went out to observe the special election in Coventry earlier this month, she received the three trash bags pictured below:Much to her surprise, these are actually the official supplies given to clerks, supervisors and wardens/moderators to run elections. How they are pictured above is exactly how they are presented to each respective official — organized in no particular fashion, stuffed haphazardly into a thin plastic bag. When we Skyped with Whitney Quesenbery she spoke of empowering poll workers and officials to “help voters vote,” and the importance of giving the right tools. Seeing some “tools” as they exist now have made Keela and I daydream about how improving just one seemingly small aspect of the election process could actually have a very significant impact…


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